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jdcrawler
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posted on Feb 22, 2014 01:55 PM:
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Here are a few photos of an interesting old building in Manistee, Michigan.














I decided to make a model of this to go with the other buildings that I've built up over the last couple of winters.
This one won't be an exact copy but it will be close.

The base structure is built up from 1/8 inch paneling.






Here it is with the roof section added.






The building structure is finished with sections of printed paper that are glued onto the paneling.
Once the paper is all glued on, the building is sprayed with matt finish clear.
The doors and windows are from Grandtline.


































 

   

TRAINS4U2C2
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 11:46 AM:
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Nice job, looks like a fun project. Are the roof panels printed also ? Where did you find the patterns to print out.

Doug
 

   

jdcrawler
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 12:46 PM:
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Thanks Doug

I copied a photo of roof tiles off the internet and printed it out.
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 02:51 PM:
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Another quality structure to add to your collection. How do you cut out the windows?

John
 

   

jdcrawler
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 03:20 PM:
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Thanks John

I have a saber-saw mounted upside down under a piece of aluminum so the blade sticks up thru the aluminum plate.
The openings are drawn out on the front of the wall section.
Then I drill two 1/4 inch holes in each opening at opposite corners.
The wall section is set down so the saw blade comes up thru one of the holes and I make the saw cuts along the two lines extending out from that hole.
The process is repeated for the other hole and the center piece of wood wall is removed.
Then I use the saw blade to trim back to each corner around the two holes.





 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 04:27 PM:
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That is brilliant! Indispensable tool, every hobbyist should have one!

Thanks for sharing - I believe I speak for many that we learn a lot from you and your work.

Cheers,

John
 

   

TRAINS4U2C2
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 05:50 PM:
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That is a cool idea.
1. Could you show us a picture of how you mounted the saw to the aluminum ?
2. Do you also put the blade in backwards ? Then does the back of the blade slide against the aluminum when presure is put against it when cutting ?

Doug
 

   

jdcrawler
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posted on Feb 24, 2014 08:59 AM:
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The saber saw is held onto the bottom of the aluminum plate with a couple of pieces of scrap steel.
The blade is put in backwards and it is tight enough in the plunger shaft that it does not move forward when cutting the wood.



 

   

TRAINS4U2C2
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posted on Feb 24, 2014 09:18 AM:
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Thank you for going through the trouble of showing us that, a picture is worth a thousand words,

Doug
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 24, 2014 10:24 AM:
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Nice job on the saw and also on the great looking strucutre. Thanks for the tutorial on your saw, that is very clever. Russ
 

   





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